Exercise Talisman Sabre MRH-90 Incident
Defence continues the recovery operation of the MRH-90 Taipan helicopter which impacted waters near Lindeman Island on 28 July 2023.
Our priority remains to support the families of our fallen soldiers and to locate and recover as much of the wreckage as possible.
Defence is supporting the families of the aircrew – Captain Danniel Lyon, Lieutenant Maxwell Nugent, Warrant Officer Class Two Joseph Laycock, and Corporal Alexander Naggs – and continues to keep them updated on the operation as new details become available.
During the course of the recovery operation, HMAS Huon, Australian Defence Vessel Reliant and Royal Australian Navy Clearance Divers recovered items including personal effects and wreckage from the MRH-90 Taipan, in addition to the voice and flight data recorder.